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Is your lack of support failing your staff?

- September 14, 2020 4 MIN READ

New research finds over half of Australia’s 12 million workers received no support from their employer during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, despite having to adjust to major changes in their workplace. That number jumps to 72 per cent for people who lost their jobs during COVID-19, according to the  Gallagher COVID-19 Employee… Read more »

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How to have difficult conversations on R U OK? Day

- September 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

This year R U OK? is encouraging Australians to learn what to say if someone in their life says they are not OK. With millions of Australians impacted by the coronavirus crisis, checking in on the mental health and well being of loved ones, friends and colleagues have never been more important. R U OK?… Read more »

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Why you need to ask this question: R U OK?

- September 10, 2020 3 MIN READ

Updated September 10 2020 As a small business owner you’ll know the daunting task of being across all the aspects of your business, and concern for your employee’s wellbeing is likely one crucial element. This week there will be a lot of noise and media traffic around R U OK? Day and what it means… Read more »

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R U OK? The idea that sparked a mental health revolution

- September 10, 2020 4 MIN READ

Updated September 10 2020 Gavin Larkin believed conversation could change a life. Despite losing his own life to an aggressive form of lymphoma in 2011, Larkin’s belief that a simple conversation could be the difference between life and death launched a crusade that has swept Australia. As the founder of R U OK? Larkin initiated… Read more »

Opinion

What about our employees?

- September 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

Many organisations in Australia and beyond right now are knee deep in re-engineering, transformation, pivoting or whatever name is being given to the latest Covid-19 survival strategies and focus. That is certainly my focus right now in my own company. But I see something more. There is more to strategising and wargaming and the many… Read more »

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Advocates welcome mental health funding for Victoria’s small business community

- August 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the Victorian Government’s $26 million wellbeing initiative for small business owners and workers will save lives. “The enormity of this second wave lockdown and the psychological distress it is causing for small business owners cannot be underestimated,” Carnell said. “Given small business loans are… Read more »

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$26 million injected to fund mental health support for Victorians

- August 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Victorian Minister for Small Business Jaal Pulford has announced the government will inject $26 million in funding to provide mental health support for the state’s sole traders and small business owners. Pulford said the government acknowledges that Victorians are doing it tough and the funding will provide much-needed support to alleviate the emotional stress… Read more »

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Coronavirus update: mental health support for Victorians, QLD zero infections, VIC 471 new diagnoses, unemployement predicted to hit 13 per cent as $9billion shaved from economy

- August 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

The prime minister Scott Morrison has outlined there will be an increased focus on the mental health and wellbeing of Victorians as the city’s capital enters stage four restrictions today. The PM took time out during a cybersecurity press conference to acknowledge the 1000s of Victorians now working from home, thanking them for their commitment… Read more »

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COVID-19 is the number one worry of small business owners

- July 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

More than a third of small business owners are worried about the COVID-19 pandemic 26 per cent are most concerned with cash flow or finances. 9 per cent of businesses are worried about attracting and/or retaining customers 7 per cent are concerned they aren’t spending enough time with family. COVID-19 is the number one business-related… Read more »

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Melbourne’s second lockdown will take a toll on mental health

- July 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are beginning another six weeks of lockdown due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. While this second round of lockdown may bring the case numbers under control, its effects on Victorians’ mental health could be significant. Australians are already experiencing mental health fallout from COVID-19. A prolonged pandemic, and a… Read more »